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Equality and diversity

Hounslow CCG is committed to embedding Equality and Inclusion in everything that we do, but more specifically:

  • How we commission services on behalf of our residents 
  • How we recruit and support the development of our staff
  • How we proactively engage and support all our residents particularly given the diversity of our population and service users

Our work on embedding equality into the commissioning of health services is underpinned by engagement with our stakeholders. We believe that engagement with and drawing on the expertise of residents, patients, services providers and third sector organisations, is critical in shaping services that are of high quality, value for money and reflect the needs of our diverse populations.

The involvement and active participation of stakeholders helps us to meet our public equality duties by:

  • Identifying at an early stage in the design and development of services, whether the service is free of unlawful discrimination or impacts adversely on any group of service users at any of stage of development
  • Advancing equality by ensuring that services are accessible to all who need the service
  • Fostering good relations by drawing people from different communities to work together collaboratively with commissioners - and the wider health and social care workforce - to identify solutions to local health challenges.

As a public sector body, Hounslow CCG is required to publish its equality objectives and we have adopted the Equality Delivery System Framework to identify our equality objectives. The EDS is a toolkit which helps us drive up equality performance and embed it into mainstream business. 

Read our equality objectives for 2013-16.

You can find out about the progress we are making with these objectives in the equalities objectives progress report.  

You can read our Equalities and Inequalities presentation here